Alireza Jafarzadeh is the author of The Iran Threat (Palgrave MacMillan; New York 2007).

A Searing Expose

From the controversial expert who brought Iran's nuclear program to the attention of the world in 2002 comes a searing expose of the inner workings and plans of Iran's mullahs. With access to dissident groups inside Iran, Alireza Jafarzadeh traces President Ahmadinejad's radical roots and involvement in terror attacks to his impact on Iran's weapons program. He reveals new details on Iran's meddling in Iraq and its broader goals for the future of the Middle East. This is the most authoritative account to date of the looming threat Iran poses to the United States and the Gulf region.

Praise for The Iran Threat

Publishers Weekly: Best known for bringing details of Iran's nuclear program to international attention, Jafarzadeh offers a harrowing portrait of his native country with this sobering blend of history and contemporary politics.

Starting with the 1979 revolution that marked the ascendance of the Ayatollah Khomeini, he argues that Islamist extremism has played a central role in the last 25 years of Iranian politics, including the Iraq-Iran War and the 2005 election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which Jafarzadeh believes was orchestrated by the Khamenei regime.

All the while, he contends, Iran has maintained a covert nuclear weapons program, threatening to radically destabilize the Middle East and strengthen the reach and scope of the oppressive Iranian regime. Jafarzadeh… dismisses military and diplomatic solutions to the imminent nuclear crisis he foresees, but suggests that international support of Iranian resistance movements could succeed in upsetting the current regime. Highly detailed and compelling, his account is accessible to a general reader but will appeal mainly to students of Middle East politics.

Lou Dobbs (CNN):

“Alireza Jafarzadeh is…one of the world's leading authorities on Iran, its rising nuclear and terrorist threat.”

“…the first to bring the true extent of Iran's nuclear program to the world's attention.”

The Iran Threat [is] a very important read.”

Shepard Smith (Fox News):

“If you’re a student of politics or international politics and all the threats that come, this is one to pick up. “

John Batchelor (ABC Radio):

“…the major source for what United States knows, for what the world knows about Iran’s secret nuclear weapon program.”

Brad Davis (WDRC Radio):

“I am fascinated by what he says about

Judge Andrew Napolitano (Fox News Radio):

“…a fascinating book…”

“Get it; you’ll learn everything you need to now aboutwhat’s happening [in Iran].”

Book Details

  • Book Title: The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis
  • Author: Alireza Jafarzadeh
  • ISBN: 1403976643
  • Hard Cover: 304 pages
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date: January 2007

Table of Contents



My Iran

Part I:

A Study in Terror

Chapter 1:

Child of the “Revolution”

Chapter 2:

Son of the Regime: Ahmadinejad’s Rise Up Iran’s Military and Political Ranks

Chapter 3:

Aura of Oppression: The Ahmadinejad Presidency

Part II:

Iran’s Grand Plan

Chapter 4:

Global Ambitions: The Iranian Regime’s Radical Fundamentalist Ideology

Part III:

The Secret Insurgency

Chapter 5:

Nexus of Terror

Chapter 6:

The Enemy Next Door: Iran’s Role in Iraq

Part IV:

March to the Bomb

Chapter 7:

Nuclear Command: The Militarization of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Chapter 8:

A History of Deception: Iran’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Weapons Capability

Chapter 9:

Camouflage and Concealment: Hiding the Nuclear Program Underground and Behind Front Companies

Chapter 10:

Fast Forward: Ahmadinejad Advances Iran’s Race for the Bomb

Part V:

If and When

Chapter 11:

Worst-Case Scenario: Consequences of a Nuclear-Armed Iran

Chapter 12:

Beyond Negotiation: Toward an Iran Policy